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Study Animal Assisted Therapy Certification and Discover That Animals Make Great Therapists

The Animal Assisted Therapy Certification discusses this further: giving information on the effectiveness of animals on human mental, physical and psychological health through Animal Assisted Activities (AAA) and Animal Assisted Therapies (AAT).

While the roles often merge ‘Animal Assistants’ and ‘Therapy Animals’ offer different functions to humans. The Animal Assisted Therapy Course discusses these differences and also how they crossover, whilst explaining what specific animals can offer in terms of assistance.

Students will discover that animals make great therapists for a number of conditions and for a number of reasons. You will learn how they can aid mental health issues, and how these mental health conditions arise in the first instance.

As humans we have certain needs that must be met for us to be healthy, the absence of which can lead us away from happiness and health, and into mental ill health, which often leads to physical sickness. We discuss the scientific findings that link mental well-being to the presence of animals, detailing exactly animals can do for our health, both physical and mental.

What you will learn with our Animal Assisted Therapy Certification

  • Animal Assistants
  • Mental Health Awareness
  • Stress Relief Has Paws
  • Physical Assistants
  • Scent Assistants
  • Emotional Assistants
  • Children and Animals
  • Therapy
  • Animal Welfare in The Therapy Setting

Animal Assisted Therapy Certification - Requirements

The Animal Assisted Therapy Certification is delivered 100 percent online.

To successfully complete this course, a student must:

  • Have access to the internet and the necessary technical skills to navigate the online learning resources
  • Have access to any mobile device with internet connectivity (laptop, desktop, tablet)
  • Be a self-directed learner
  • Possess sound language and literacy skills

Quick Course Facts

  1. Course content is structured for easy comprehension
  2. Registered students gain unrestricted access to the Animal Assisted Therapy Certification
  3. All course material is available online 24/7 and can be accessed using any device
  4. Study online from anywhere in your own time at your own pace
  5. All students who complete the course will be awarded with a certificate of completion

Animal Assisted Therapy Certification Outline

Module 1: Animal Assistants

Part 1: Animal Assisted Therapy

Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) seeks to improve quality of life, social or mental health needs and cognitive function as therapists carry it out in a health and social care setting that involves animals. 

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT)
  • Animal Assisted Activities (AAA)
  • Why Holistic Health

Part 2: Assistance Animals

Assistance animals are also called support or service animals that regularly provide physical or emotional support to their handler or human friend. The specific roles of assistance animals are guiding the visually impaired person, providing physical support, working in the place of other senses, reminding a person to take medication, alerting to an episode of illness, and physical tasks within and outside of the home. 

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Horses
  • Ferrets
  • Snakes
  • Birds
  • Capuchin Monkeys
  1. Florence Nightingale
  2. Sigmund Freud
  3. Boris Levinson

Part 3: Summary

In animal-assisted therapy, therapy animals work with a variation of therapist types, and they are used to elicit a specific response. The animals often do not need any specific training and are used in therapy by trained professionals. On the other hand, animal-assisted activities involve animals being highly trained for their role; they help to improve mood and offer friendship as animals are considered as natural therapists alongside their trained role. 

Module 2: Mental Health Awareness

Part 1: Why We Need Therapy

Mental health is a state of mind that cannot be seen or understood as it is a complex subject. Holistic practitioners thought that the human being is not mentally ill or mentally well but always on a scale between the two. 

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Positive Psychology
  • When Medical Support is Needed

Part 2: Depression

Depression is a chemical reaction in the brain that causes one to feel bad wherein, in most cases, feeling depressed resulted from an amalgamation of things that all work together. It is described as darkness, tiredness, and lack of motivation, guilt, self-loathing, but being unable to break away from the feelings. 

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Stress and Anxiety

Part 4: Summary

Our bodies have chemicals that contain a variety of actions and reactions that leave one well or in a state of disease.  

Module 3: Stress Relief Has Paws

Mental health needs a fundamental part of happiness as a long-term lack of social and psychological need fulfilment frequently lead to physical sickness. A human being is a complex mixture of needs, as all needs must be met for good health.

Part 1: Human Needs

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Meeting Needs = Good Health
  1. The Human Givens Approach
  2. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
  3. Humanistic and Positive Psychology
  • Human Needs
  • Self-Awareness
  • Walking the Dog
  • Social Benefits of Dog Walking
  • Other Benefits of Living with Animals

Part 2: PERMAnent Happiness

The PERMA model has five core elements of psychological well-being and happiness that grows resilience within us as Martin Seligman designed it. It is a model used for contentment, positivity and maintenance of resilience.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Relationships
  • Meaning
  • Accomplishments

Part 3: Summary

Animals, even without training, give aid to people in maintaining positive mental health.

Module 4: Physical Assistants

Part 1: Guide Dogs

The most well-known of assistance dogs are likely the guide dogs as they provide support to a partially sighted person and people who lose their sight. Guide dogs do not have an age limit as it has been running for over 75 years already.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Guide Dogs
  • Hearing Dogs for Deaf People

Part 2: Dual Role Dogs

Dual dogs are trained to be the eyes and ears in a deafblind scenario. Working outside of the house as they serve as a guide and alert the recipient for any sounds that need to be aware of. For the people who are physically impaired, the dogs are trained to fetch help in an emergency, help with the shopping and undressing, and many more. 

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Dog Aid
  • Dogs for Good
  • Support Dogs
  • Therapy Dog Heroes

Part 3: Assistance Dogs UK

Assistance Dogs UK sees to it the rights of people that live with and need therapy dogs as they work with the Equality Act 2010 (EA). 

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Duty to make adjustments
  • ADI – Assistance Dogs International
  • Meet the Resistance

Module 5: Scent Assistants

Part 1: The Dog’s Amazing Nose

The nose of a dog can smell thousands of times better than a human since an average dog has 220 million olfactory receptors. With it, they make such wonderful alert dogs for changes in the chemistry of the body as dogs can differentiate between thousands of more scents than a human. 

Topics to be discussed include:

  • The Dog’s Amazing Nose
  • How Scent Becomes Thought
  • Fun Activity – Training A Search Dog

Part 2: Biological Detection Dogs

Cancer Detection dogs can smell changes in breath, urine, or skin as they can catch the scent of malignant changes that occur. Bio detection dogs are trained to search for a variety of potentially affected people, and they are taught to indicate the presence of cell changes that are linked with volatile compound changes. 

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Medical Detection Assistance Dogs
  • Support Dogs
  • Endocrine Support Assistance Dogs

Part 3: Addison’s Disease

Addison’s Disease is linked to the hormone cortisol and stress. A dog can detect a low level of cortisol, and they are trained to alert their partners when this occurs. 

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Diabetes Assistance Dogs
  • Allergy Dogs
  • Cardiac Support Assistance Dogs
  • Seizure Alert Dogs

Part 4: Summary

Medical assistance dogs are an organization that assists wherein a fully trained dog can aid early diagnosis of a disease or early detection of chemical changes within the body. 

Module 6: Emotional Assistants

Part 1: What Are Emotions

Emotions often dictate how we feel, and we are less likely to react to them by learning emotional awareness detrimentally. Paul Eckman raised a theory of six raw human emotions as Robert Plutchik had put up the theory of “wheel of emotions”. 

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Paul Eckman
  • Robert Plutchik
  • Understanding Emotion
  • Subjective Emotion
  • Physiological Emotion

Part 2: Animals Affect Emotions

It has been shown by scientific research that animals can affect the way that one feels and the body chemistry of an animal can also affect a human. A study in 1991 found that dogs regulate autonomic stress in women as animals have benefits such as they are good companions; they bring out feelings of love and many more. 

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Emotional Support Animals
  • Pets as Therapy
  • PTSD
  • Prison Animals
  • Dementia Dogs
  • Resident Animals
  • Comfort Dogs

Part 3: Summary

A part of the natural relationship that a human share with an animal is emotional support as they affect humans physically and are a great benefit to the health and well-being. Dogs also support people with Autism or related conditions. 

Module 7: Children and Animals

Part 1: What is Autism

Autism is a lifetime condition where autistic people are usually diagnosed in childhood. It is described as a spectrum condition wherein the way they see and feel the world is different. Autistic people cannot communicate very well as they can be very literal, and routine is vitally important to them. 

Topics to be discussed include:

  • What is Autism

Part 2: An Important Note

Topics to be discussed include:

  • AAA Dogs for Children
  • Equestrian Therapy
  • Paws for Progress

Part 3: Summary

The module tackled the ways on how animals provide help to children in AAA. 

Module 8: Therapy

Part 1: What is Therapy?

Therapy has the definition of a treatment to help alleviate or heal from a disorder. It has two parts, mainly physical therapy and psychological therapy. 

Topics to be discussed include:

  • What is Therapy?
  • Physical Therapy
  1. Increased Balance
  2. Increased Stamina
  3. Increased Hand Mobility
  4. Memory Work
  5. Cognitive Development
  6. Range of Strength and Motion
  7. Development of Self-Esteem
  8. Stimulation of Senses and Positive Brain Chemicals
  9. Therapy for Speech

Part 2: Psychological Therapy

The forms of psychological therapy are counselling, CBT, all types of mental healthcare that focus on thought and behaviors.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Understand Counselling Based Therapy
  • Stage One
  • Stage Two
  • Stage Three
  • Stage 4
  • Stage Five
  • Resilience
  • Stage Six

Part 3: Understand Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Behavior
  • Therapy

Part 4: Summary

The module discussed the types of therapy that AAT animals can become part of. Necessary frameworks of common therapy types have also been tackled. 

Module 9: Animal Welfare in The Therapy Setting

Part 1: Animal Welfare in The Therapy Setting

Animal Assisted Therapy has various ways involved, and it mostly considers the welfare of therapy animals as a whole.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • SCAS
  • Involvement Options
  • Caring Canines
  • Suitable Animals
  • Nature and Behavior
  • Health and Well-Being
  • AAT Handler Responsibility

Part 2: Animal Welfare

PAT visits have a specific amount of time since animals also find them exhausting. It is essential not only to consider the physical aspects of animal welfare during AAT but also their psychological ones.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • The Five Freedoms

Part 3: AAT Stressed Animals

One of the vital information to remember when working with animals in a therapy setting is recognizing their stress early on. Upon recognizing their stress, it becomes easier to handle and assess the situation.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Dog Stress
  • Cat Stress
  • Horse Stress
  • Safe Practice
  • Zoonosis 

Recognition & Accreditation

Upon completion of your course assessment, you will receive 3 certificates. An accredited certificate from the awarding body relating to your course, a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course and a certificate of completion.

Module 1: Animal Assistants

  • Part 1: Animal Assisted Therapy
  • Part 2: Assistance Animals
  • Part 3: Summary
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2: Mental Health Awareness

  • Part 1: Why We Need Therapy
  • Part 2: Depression
  • Part 3: The Brain
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3: Stress Relief Has Paws

  • Part 1: Human Needs
  • Part 2: PERMAnent Happiness
  • Part 3: Summary
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4: Physical Assistants

  • Part 1: Guide Dogs
  • Part 2: Dual Role Dogs
  • Part 3: Assistance Dogs
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5: Scent Assistants

  • Part 1: The Dog’s Amazing Nose
  • Part 2: Biological Detection Dogs
  • Part 3: Addison’s Disease
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6: Emotional Assistants

  • Part 1: What Are Emotions
  • Part 2: Animals Affect Emotions
  • Part 3: Summary
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7: Children and Animals

  • Part 1: What is Autism
  • Part 2: An Important Note
  • Part 3: Summary
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8: Therapy

  • Part 1: What is Therapy?
  • Part 2: Psychological Therapy
  • Part 3: Understand Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Module 8 Assessment

Module 9: Animal Welfare in The Therapy Setting

  • Part 1: Animal Welfare in The Therapy Setting

  • Part 2: Animal Welfare
  • Part 3: AAT Stressed Animals
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Final Assessment

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

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About this Course

Study Animal Assisted Therapy Certification and Discover That Animals Make Great Therapists

The Animal Assisted Therapy Certification discusses this further: giving information on the effectiveness of animals on human mental, physical and psychological health through Animal Assisted Activities (AAA) and Animal Assisted Therapies (AAT).

While the roles often merge ‘Animal Assistants’ and ‘Therapy Animals’ offer different functions to humans. The Animal Assisted Therapy Course discusses these differences and also how they crossover, whilst explaining what specific animals can offer in terms of assistance.

Students will discover that animals make great therapists for a number of conditions and for a number of reasons. You will learn how they can aid mental health issues, and how these mental health conditions arise in the first instance.

As humans we have certain needs that must be met for us to be healthy, the absence of which can lead us away from happiness and health, and into mental ill health, which often leads to physical sickness. We discuss the scientific findings that link mental well-being to the presence of animals, detailing exactly animals can do for our health, both physical and mental.

What you will learn with our Animal Assisted Therapy Certification

  • Animal Assistants
  • Mental Health Awareness
  • Stress Relief Has Paws
  • Physical Assistants
  • Scent Assistants
  • Emotional Assistants
  • Children and Animals
  • Therapy
  • Animal Welfare in The Therapy Setting

Animal Assisted Therapy Certification - Requirements

The Animal Assisted Therapy Certification is delivered 100 percent online.

To successfully complete this course, a student must:

  • Have access to the internet and the necessary technical skills to navigate the online learning resources
  • Have access to any mobile device with internet connectivity (laptop, desktop, tablet)
  • Be a self-directed learner
  • Possess sound language and literacy skills

Quick Course Facts

  1. Course content is structured for easy comprehension
  2. Registered students gain unrestricted access to the Animal Assisted Therapy Certification
  3. All course material is available online 24/7 and can be accessed using any device
  4. Study online from anywhere in your own time at your own pace
  5. All students who complete the course will be awarded with a certificate of completion

Animal Assisted Therapy Certification Outline

Module 1: Animal Assistants

Part 1: Animal Assisted Therapy

Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) seeks to improve quality of life, social or mental health needs and cognitive function as therapists carry it out in a health and social care setting that involves animals. 

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT)
  • Animal Assisted Activities (AAA)
  • Why Holistic Health

Part 2: Assistance Animals

Assistance animals are also called support or service animals that regularly provide physical or emotional support to their handler or human friend. The specific roles of assistance animals are guiding the visually impaired person, providing physical support, working in the place of other senses, reminding a person to take medication, alerting to an episode of illness, and physical tasks within and outside of the home. 

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Horses
  • Ferrets
  • Snakes
  • Birds
  • Capuchin Monkeys
  1. Florence Nightingale
  2. Sigmund Freud
  3. Boris Levinson

Part 3: Summary

In animal-assisted therapy, therapy animals work with a variation of therapist types, and they are used to elicit a specific response. The animals often do not need any specific training and are used in therapy by trained professionals. On the other hand, animal-assisted activities involve animals being highly trained for their role; they help to improve mood and offer friendship as animals are considered as natural therapists alongside their trained role. 

Module 2: Mental Health Awareness

Part 1: Why We Need Therapy

Mental health is a state of mind that cannot be seen or understood as it is a complex subject. Holistic practitioners thought that the human being is not mentally ill or mentally well but always on a scale between the two. 

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Positive Psychology
  • When Medical Support is Needed

Part 2: Depression

Depression is a chemical reaction in the brain that causes one to feel bad wherein, in most cases, feeling depressed resulted from an amalgamation of things that all work together. It is described as darkness, tiredness, and lack of motivation, guilt, self-loathing, but being unable to break away from the feelings. 

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Stress and Anxiety

Part 4: Summary

Our bodies have chemicals that contain a variety of actions and reactions that leave one well or in a state of disease.  

Module 3: Stress Relief Has Paws

Mental health needs a fundamental part of happiness as a long-term lack of social and psychological need fulfilment frequently lead to physical sickness. A human being is a complex mixture of needs, as all needs must be met for good health.

Part 1: Human Needs

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Meeting Needs = Good Health
  1. The Human Givens Approach
  2. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
  3. Humanistic and Positive Psychology
  • Human Needs
  • Self-Awareness
  • Walking the Dog
  • Social Benefits of Dog Walking
  • Other Benefits of Living with Animals

Part 2: PERMAnent Happiness

The PERMA model has five core elements of psychological well-being and happiness that grows resilience within us as Martin Seligman designed it. It is a model used for contentment, positivity and maintenance of resilience.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Relationships
  • Meaning
  • Accomplishments

Part 3: Summary

Animals, even without training, give aid to people in maintaining positive mental health.

Module 4: Physical Assistants

Part 1: Guide Dogs

The most well-known of assistance dogs are likely the guide dogs as they provide support to a partially sighted person and people who lose their sight. Guide dogs do not have an age limit as it has been running for over 75 years already.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Guide Dogs
  • Hearing Dogs for Deaf People

Part 2: Dual Role Dogs

Dual dogs are trained to be the eyes and ears in a deafblind scenario. Working outside of the house as they serve as a guide and alert the recipient for any sounds that need to be aware of. For the people who are physically impaired, the dogs are trained to fetch help in an emergency, help with the shopping and undressing, and many more. 

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Dog Aid
  • Dogs for Good
  • Support Dogs
  • Therapy Dog Heroes

Part 3: Assistance Dogs UK

Assistance Dogs UK sees to it the rights of people that live with and need therapy dogs as they work with the Equality Act 2010 (EA). 

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Duty to make adjustments
  • ADI – Assistance Dogs International
  • Meet the Resistance

Module 5: Scent Assistants

Part 1: The Dog’s Amazing Nose

The nose of a dog can smell thousands of times better than a human since an average dog has 220 million olfactory receptors. With it, they make such wonderful alert dogs for changes in the chemistry of the body as dogs can differentiate between thousands of more scents than a human. 

Topics to be discussed include:

  • The Dog’s Amazing Nose
  • How Scent Becomes Thought
  • Fun Activity – Training A Search Dog

Part 2: Biological Detection Dogs

Cancer Detection dogs can smell changes in breath, urine, or skin as they can catch the scent of malignant changes that occur. Bio detection dogs are trained to search for a variety of potentially affected people, and they are taught to indicate the presence of cell changes that are linked with volatile compound changes. 

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Medical Detection Assistance Dogs
  • Support Dogs
  • Endocrine Support Assistance Dogs

Part 3: Addison’s Disease

Addison’s Disease is linked to the hormone cortisol and stress. A dog can detect a low level of cortisol, and they are trained to alert their partners when this occurs. 

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Diabetes Assistance Dogs
  • Allergy Dogs
  • Cardiac Support Assistance Dogs
  • Seizure Alert Dogs

Part 4: Summary

Medical assistance dogs are an organization that assists wherein a fully trained dog can aid early diagnosis of a disease or early detection of chemical changes within the body. 

Module 6: Emotional Assistants

Part 1: What Are Emotions

Emotions often dictate how we feel, and we are less likely to react to them by learning emotional awareness detrimentally. Paul Eckman raised a theory of six raw human emotions as Robert Plutchik had put up the theory of “wheel of emotions”. 

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Paul Eckman
  • Robert Plutchik
  • Understanding Emotion
  • Subjective Emotion
  • Physiological Emotion

Part 2: Animals Affect Emotions

It has been shown by scientific research that animals can affect the way that one feels and the body chemistry of an animal can also affect a human. A study in 1991 found that dogs regulate autonomic stress in women as animals have benefits such as they are good companions; they bring out feelings of love and many more. 

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Emotional Support Animals
  • Pets as Therapy
  • PTSD
  • Prison Animals
  • Dementia Dogs
  • Resident Animals
  • Comfort Dogs

Part 3: Summary

A part of the natural relationship that a human share with an animal is emotional support as they affect humans physically and are a great benefit to the health and well-being. Dogs also support people with Autism or related conditions. 

Module 7: Children and Animals

Part 1: What is Autism

Autism is a lifetime condition where autistic people are usually diagnosed in childhood. It is described as a spectrum condition wherein the way they see and feel the world is different. Autistic people cannot communicate very well as they can be very literal, and routine is vitally important to them. 

Topics to be discussed include:

  • What is Autism

Part 2: An Important Note

Topics to be discussed include:

  • AAA Dogs for Children
  • Equestrian Therapy
  • Paws for Progress

Part 3: Summary

The module tackled the ways on how animals provide help to children in AAA. 

Module 8: Therapy

Part 1: What is Therapy?

Therapy has the definition of a treatment to help alleviate or heal from a disorder. It has two parts, mainly physical therapy and psychological therapy. 

Topics to be discussed include:

  • What is Therapy?
  • Physical Therapy
  1. Increased Balance
  2. Increased Stamina
  3. Increased Hand Mobility
  4. Memory Work
  5. Cognitive Development
  6. Range of Strength and Motion
  7. Development of Self-Esteem
  8. Stimulation of Senses and Positive Brain Chemicals
  9. Therapy for Speech

Part 2: Psychological Therapy

The forms of psychological therapy are counselling, CBT, all types of mental healthcare that focus on thought and behaviors.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Understand Counselling Based Therapy
  • Stage One
  • Stage Two
  • Stage Three
  • Stage 4
  • Stage Five
  • Resilience
  • Stage Six

Part 3: Understand Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Behavior
  • Therapy

Part 4: Summary

The module discussed the types of therapy that AAT animals can become part of. Necessary frameworks of common therapy types have also been tackled. 

Module 9: Animal Welfare in The Therapy Setting

Part 1: Animal Welfare in The Therapy Setting

Animal Assisted Therapy has various ways involved, and it mostly considers the welfare of therapy animals as a whole.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • SCAS
  • Involvement Options
  • Caring Canines
  • Suitable Animals
  • Nature and Behavior
  • Health and Well-Being
  • AAT Handler Responsibility

Part 2: Animal Welfare

PAT visits have a specific amount of time since animals also find them exhausting. It is essential not only to consider the physical aspects of animal welfare during AAT but also their psychological ones.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • The Five Freedoms

Part 3: AAT Stressed Animals

One of the vital information to remember when working with animals in a therapy setting is recognizing their stress early on. Upon recognizing their stress, it becomes easier to handle and assess the situation.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Dog Stress
  • Cat Stress
  • Horse Stress
  • Safe Practice
  • Zoonosis 

Recognition & Accreditation

Upon completion of your course assessment, you will receive 3 certificates. An accredited certificate from the awarding body relating to your course, a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course and a certificate of completion.

Module 1: Animal Assistants

  • Part 1: Animal Assisted Therapy
  • Part 2: Assistance Animals
  • Part 3: Summary
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2: Mental Health Awareness

  • Part 1: Why We Need Therapy
  • Part 2: Depression
  • Part 3: The Brain
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3: Stress Relief Has Paws

  • Part 1: Human Needs
  • Part 2: PERMAnent Happiness
  • Part 3: Summary
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4: Physical Assistants

  • Part 1: Guide Dogs
  • Part 2: Dual Role Dogs
  • Part 3: Assistance Dogs
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5: Scent Assistants

  • Part 1: The Dog’s Amazing Nose
  • Part 2: Biological Detection Dogs
  • Part 3: Addison’s Disease
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6: Emotional Assistants

  • Part 1: What Are Emotions
  • Part 2: Animals Affect Emotions
  • Part 3: Summary
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7: Children and Animals

  • Part 1: What is Autism
  • Part 2: An Important Note
  • Part 3: Summary
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8: Therapy

  • Part 1: What is Therapy?
  • Part 2: Psychological Therapy
  • Part 3: Understand Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Module 8 Assessment

Module 9: Animal Welfare in The Therapy Setting

  • Part 1: Animal Welfare in The Therapy Setting

  • Part 2: Animal Welfare
  • Part 3: AAT Stressed Animals
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Final Assessment

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

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